Hand made Turkish needle lace fashioned into an intricate olive tree greenery and two plump black olives.
This jewellery is individually hand made in Turkey, as it has been for many centuries.
Patterns are created by knotting the high-quality silk or cotton thread with a small needle.
The history of Turkish Needlework – or Needle Lace – goes back to the roots of Turkish traditional hand crafts and society. The flower designs, many of which you can see in the A Keles Collection, go back to a time when women would make keepsakes for their husbands in times of war.